McCarthy, AK Profile: Facts & Data


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McCarthy, Alaska - Basic Facts

The McCarthy Census Designated Place had a population of 27 as of July 1, 2018. McCarthy ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alaska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for McCarthy is located at latitude 61.454 and longitude -142.8647 in Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the McCarthy Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 149.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 1,398 feet.

The McCarthy Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2418699) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The McCarthy Census Designated Place is located within the Copper River Census Subarea of Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough. Census subareas are statistical subdivisions of the county equivalents used in Alaska (boroughs, city and boroughs, municipalities, and census areas) and are the statistical equivalent of Micro Civil Divisions (MCDs) used in other states.

Alternate Unofficial Names for McCarthy: Shushanna Junction.

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McCarthy, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 27
Population in Households 27
Population in Familes 20
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 0
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $55,283
Average Household Income $67,102
Per Capita Income $32,886


Total Housing Units 74 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14 (18.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 5 ( 6.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 (74.3%)
Median Home Value $175,000
Average Home Value $243,333


Total Households 19
Average Household Size 1.42
Family Households 11
Average Family Size 2
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.44% -0.75%
Households -0.62% -1.08%
Families 7.62% -1.89%
Median Household Income   0.74%
Per Capita Income   1.97%

McCarthy, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McCarthy to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 320 10th
Population Density # 329 6th
Diversity Index # 155 56th
Median Household Income # 142 60th
Per Capita Income # 102 71st

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